A Survey of Collection Development for United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) Preparation Material (Report)

A Survey of Collection Development for United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) Preparation Material (Report)

INTRODUCTION Sponsored by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) functions as the standardized examination for assessing medical students. Composed of three examinations, or steps, the USMLE must be passed to receive medical licensure from state and territorial medical boards […]

Proposed Changes to the United States Medical Licensing Examination: Impact on Curricula and Libraries (Comment and Opinion) (Report)

Proposed Changes to the United States Medical Licensing Examination: Impact on Curricula and Libraries (Comment and Opinion) (Report)

Introduction The sequence and design of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) is evolving in a profound way. These changes will have an impact on licensing, medical school curricular design, the way faculty present both basic science and clinical science training, and the library resources and services that students and faculty need. This article […]

Higher Law: Will States' Rights Go up in Smoke? (America) (Use of Medical-Marijuana )

Higher Law: Will States’ Rights Go up in Smoke? (America) (Use of Medical-Marijuana )

THINGS SEEMED to be going very wrong for the state medical-marijuana movement. Two days after Barack Obama was sworn in, federal agents began a series of raids on licensed cannabis dispensaries and growers in California and Colorado–something Obama had suggested would not happen in his presidency. Activists remembered that in 1999 candidate George W. Bush, […]

United States Marine Corps  TCCC / TC3 FIELD MEDICAL SERVICE TECHNICIAN STUDENT SLIDES, STUDY GUIDE & Related Course Materials

United States Marine Corps TCCC / TC3 FIELD MEDICAL SERVICE TECHNICIAN STUDENT SLIDES, STUDY GUIDE & Related Course Materials

Includes well over 1,100 total pages and slides! PRINCIPLES OF TCCC • fundamentally different than civilian medicine – Unique wounds – Tactical conditions • “Good medicine may be bad tactics”  • Three primary goals: 1) Treat the casualty 2) Prevent additional casualties 3) Complete the mission PHASES OF TCCC • TCCC is divided into three […]

Association of Changes in Oxidative and Proinflammatory States with Changes in Vascular Function After a Lifestyle Modification Trial Among Obese Children (Lipids, Lipoproteins, And Cardiovascular Risk Factors)

Association of Changes in Oxidative and Proinflammatory States with Changes in Vascular Function After a Lifestyle Modification Trial Among Obese Children (Lipids, Lipoproteins, And Cardiovascular Risk Factors)

The prevalence of childhood obesity and its consequences are increasing rapidly in low- and middle-income countries (1). It is well documented that childhood obesity tracks into adulthood. Of special concern are the cardiometabolic consequences of obesity, especially hypertension, dyslipidemia, and impaired glucose metabolism, that are already present in young children of different ethnicities (2, 3). […]